RIFLEBUTTS AMENITIES MURAL
Artist: Ian Mutch
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Aerosol paint
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Riflebutts ablutions
From a distance the viewer sees a vibrant, energetic, abstract texture wrapping the wall. Flowing horizontal shapes, layered and organic, span the width of the structure. The design mirrors the rolling hill lines of the region's landscape. As you get closer, the artworks 'texture' reveals itself as a collection of smaller painted illustrations which closely represent the heritage of Riflebutts Reserve. Illustrations and shapes of the surroundings include waves, birds, kangaroos, rabbits, weather, whales, fish, turtles, snakes, river, smoke, native vegetation, leaves and trees. These represent themes of the traditional owners and are natural icons that still exist in the Reserve today.